Cannot confirm this. However, in January Eddie Basinski, then 99 was the second oldest living former major leaguer when he died. He graduated UB but did not play baseball for UB as there was no team.
Had he become the oldest major leaguer, UB would have had at one time the oldest former major leaguer and NFL player. When James Ailinger paseed away he was the oldest former NFL player. For those who saw the movie, The Express, about Ernie Davis, the fights in hte Cotton Bowl were not added for dramatic effect. They actually happened. Ailinger was the linesman in the game.